Saturday, March 19, 2011

How to Make A Seedbead Resin Cabochon Necklace

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This necklace looks like a pretty multi-chain affair. What I really liked about the video tutorial is the way the instructor, Kristal Wick created cabochons with seed beads and picture frames or ready made bezels. She used ready mix resin to set the seed beads in place.


I like the look of resin jewelry. But the mixing of 2-part epoxy resin...not so much. So I really appreciated her creative use of Magic-Glos UV resin. Polymer clay and mixed media artisans would no doubt be aware of this product.

It sets when exposed to sunlight. Using a UV lamp sure makes it much quicker. The instructions and materials needed for creating this necklace can be found on the Beads, Baubles and Jewels site.



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5 comments:

  1. This is so pretty necklace.i really like this necklace.Hand Craft Artisan Jewelry
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is a really pretty necklace design! The only concern I have is that when working with the UV Resin, the UV light needs to reach all of the resin, in order to cure properly. With the seed beads piled in the bezel like they are, I am afraid, some of that resin underneath may not get enough light to cure and may loosen or come apart at a later date.

    I am a huge fan of UV resin and use it all the time with my polymer clay work. But for this particular project, IMO a regular two part resin would be a better choice.

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  3. Point taken, Cindy. I would just give it more time if it is a thicker project though.

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  4. You are right about giving more time for the thicker pieces Pearl. But in this case, it's not a problem of the UV Resin being thick, it is a problem that the light can't get to it to cure it because it's under an inclusion. It can look and feel like it is set fine, but sooner or later the wet stuff underneath will cause problems. It's happened to me, so I know what a pain it can be.

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  5. Were you using metal inclusions? It would make a difference, I think. Glass seed beads unless they were metallic coated will let some light through. Might be hard in Canada, but putting the piece in sunlight would cure it faster/better than a UV lamp!

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